Today is the 42nd birthday of Roma legend Francesco Totti, who releases his autobiography today.
Er Pupone joined the Giallorossi youth system in 1989, having supported the club growing up.
He went on to make 786 appearances for the capital club, scoring 307 goals and winning the Scudetto in 2001.
Totti was also capped 58 times by his country, scoring nine goals and helping the Azzurri to lift the World Cup in 2006.
After spending his entire career with Roma, Totti hung up his boots following a dramatic last day win over Genoa on the final day of the 2016-17 season.
His departure was emotional, with fans unveiling a huge banner in the Curva Sud reading “Totti is Roma”.
Today he releases his autobiography ‘Un Capitano’, and Roman bookstores are already seeing long queues as people wait to get their hands on the book.
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, Football Italia took an in-depth look back at Totti’s glittering career, which you can read below.